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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

MARCH 22, 1999: 

One researcher at Duke University says that humans are the only mammals incapable of simultaneously drinking and breathing.

According to KUT's Larry Monroe, songwriter David Olney said Fred LaBour ("Too Slim" of the group Riders in the Sky) started the Paul McCartney death rumor.

Actor Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H fame played a doctor on an episode of Bonanza.

One consumer research group, Econosell, says that the average tube of lipstick at a store has been handled by an average of eight people before a consumer purchases it.

The average amount of time an average man spends shaving in one lifetime is 3,350 hours.

The above is information which Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, a magazine, or the newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party.

Got facts? Email Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com.

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